The news came via Wade’s Twitter account, as he gave a brief announcement of the couples engagement. “She said yes!!!” he Tweeted, and he shared a photo of the two holding hands, showing off Union’s huge but tasteful ring.
With Wade being 31 years of age and Union 10 years his senior at 41, some may consider their relationship a May-December romance, but their age difference never seemed to be a problem, at least not on the surface or through the media image the couple has presented.
This marks Wade’s second marriage, his first being to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches from 2002 to 2010, which ended in a very public divorce.
If you recall, earlier this year Funches stood on a downtown Chicago street holding a sign that expressed just how neglected she felt by the multimillionaire basketball player. The sign read “NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets,” which Wade and his lawyer quickly responded to.
“Despite false allegations by Ms. Funches claiming to be homeless and destitute, Dwyane Wade has maintained over the years financial support to his ex-wife by providing her with income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and all of her attorney fees throughout this process.”
Since then things have simmered down for the former couple.
And now, Wade seems to be floating on Cloud-9, as he and Union have been seen in public together on many occasion looking quite blissful, and they’ve done a stellar job of announcing their relationship to the public, but still not sharing that many details.
As far as the actual wedding day, there hasn’t been an announcement yet, but better believe when it does happen it’ll be a major media event. Both in Hollywood and in the sports world.